Takashi Aita

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A 72-year-old man with refractory anemia with an excess of blasts developed overt leukemia with leukothrombocytosis. Hematological and physical findings closely resembled those of an accelerated or blastic phase of chronic myelocytic leukemia. The cytogenetic anomaly of i(17q) was observed during the course. The present case is suggestive of the diversities(More)
Suspensions of capacitating human spermatozoa were analyzed for movement characteristics using high-speed videomicrography. The status of the acrosome reaction was also assessed by the zona-free hamster ova penetration test. (1) Movement characteristics of human spermatozoa were classified into 4 types (A, B, C, D). Type A: The movement was active, but its(More)
The cholesterol/phospholipid (C/PL) ratio was determined for spermatozoa from eight men with normal semen parameters. There was a close correlation between the C/PL ratio and the rate of sperm capacitation as assessed by the hamster egg penetration test. A lower C/PL ratio correlated with a faster capacitation time. This supports the notion that the loss or(More)
A patient with chorea-acanthocytosis presenting with axonal neuropathy showed an elevation in IgM polyclonal antibodies to the GM1 ganglioside, which were estimated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and complement-mediated liposome immune lysis assay (LILA). This is the first demonstration of such antibodies in chorea-acanthocytosis. Anti-GM1 antibodies(More)
We report here magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of two patients with benign monomelic amyotrophy of lower limb. Both subjects showed unilateral amyotrophy of the lower limb with a benign clinical course, and the affected muscles demonstrated neurogenic changes. On T1- and T2-weighted MRI, marked atrophy and increased signal intensity were found(More)
Apraxia of eyelid opening (ALO) is a non-paralytic motor abnormality characterised by difficulty in initiating the act of eyelid opening without blepharospasm. We found that wearing goggles improved the difficulty of opening eyes in two patients with ALO with parkinsonism. Wearing goggles is a simple method for improving daily life in patients with ALO.
We report a 55-year-old man with a chief complaint of wasting and weakness of the left quadriceps muscle. At age 54, he noticed difficulty in running and weakness in the left thigh, which gradually progressed. On the first admission to our hospital, based on the nerve conduction studies (NCS), the muscle biopsy findings showing neurologenic changes, and no(More)
A 10-year-old boy presented in 1989 with repeated episodes of vomiting, abdominal distension and severe growth retardation. Endocrinologic examination indicated growth hormone (GH) secretory dysfunction. Administration of recombinant human GH (rhGH) led to growth, but the patient discontinued treatment. He was readmitted to our hospital in 1993, at the age(More)
The coastal area of Fukushima prefecture is usually called "Hamadori", and Iwaki city occupies the southernmost part of Hamadori. Our hospital locates in the seashore of Iwaki city. The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which developed a catastrophic accident after the Great East Japan Earthquake, locates in the middle part of Hamadori. On the 11th of(More)
The patient had adult GM1 gangliosidosis (type 3) with severe impairment of mastication caused by dystonia of anterior digastric muscles (jaw-opener) on clenching. This is the first report on jaw dystonia severe enough to cause the masticatory impairment in adult GM1 gangliosidosis. The discordance of closing and opening muscles during mastication might be(More)